Republican primary voters on Tuesday earlier this week, elected Gordon "Dr. Chaps" Klingenschmitt as the Republican nominee in Colorado State House District 15, a safe Republican district outside Colorado Springs. He will face Democratic party nominee Lois Fornander in the November 2014 general election. Republican voters in the district preferred him to a less insane Republican contender Dave Williams (a young anti-gay Republican activist) in the open seat (the incumbent Republican Mark Waller was term limited).
Koingenschmitt is a virulently homophobic former Navy Chaplin (an Evangelical Christian) who believes that homosexuality and a variety of the world's other ills (from President Obama's election to Madonna's popularity) are caused by demon possession and evil spirits. For example, he conducted an exorcism an in effort to end the homosexuality of a lesbian sailor while he was a Navy Chaplin.